InStyle July 2021

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United States
Language:
English
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Meredith Operations Corporation
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12 Issues

in this issue

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editor’s letter

In April, I Ubered myself down to SoHo to the first photo shoot our team had been on together since March 2020. As I rounded the corner from Lafayette Street to a laneway where we were photographing the spectacular dancers of American Ballet Theatre (ABT), I turned on my phone’s video camera and hollered. The video is a hot mess: people yelling and jumping and hugging each other—and, in the dancers’ case, high-kicking (the InStyle team was doing that metaphorically, being less bendy). We were reaching the end of the gauntlet. In terms of the ABT performers, they could wrap up their year-plus of isolation and prepare to hit the stage again. And for my team, finally a life was visible beyond a Zoom box—where producing a magazine was incomprehensibly challenging,…

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feedback

Picked this up today after work!! Absolutely in love with this photo shoot [from May 2021] @JLo you’re so beyond beautiful —@123BRIANNA123 STRIKE A POSE Okay, so this is me trying to be as flexible as @JLo keyword “trying” #poselikejlo join the challenge —@KRISJLOVER4LIFE, via Twitter Love this cover image [from May 2021]. Love the lack of cover lines. Love J.Lo. Clean, simple, and beautiful. —@OCHWAT_GD DELIGHTFUL DESIGN The On Demand set design by David de Quevedo in the March 2021 issue is fabulous! I love the juxtaposition of luxury accessories paired with scraps of household industrial materials like plastic fruit bags and sponges. It didn’t distract from the gorgeous goods, but it did make me linger longer over the pages. Great work! —MANDY FOSTER, New Orleans Keke from the block! for @InStyle [May 2021] @keke Looking forward to seeing a mind-blowing…

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1 min
contributors

Where Is Your Favorite Summer Destination? “The island of Capri [in Italy], where I spend beach days with my kids, and the tropical paradise at One&Only Mandarina in Mexico.”TATA HARPER Founder of Tata Harper Skincare, “Nature’s Touch,” p. 52“Copenhagen. In July, it’s the greatest. I can’t vouch for February.”CHRISTOPHER BAGLEY Writer, “Portrait of a Foxy Lady,” p. 76“Taipei, my birthplace, to see family and friends. From street-food stands to Michelin-starred restaurants, you will never go hungry.”TINA CRAIG Founder of U Beauty, “The Way Forward,” p. 46“Cabo San Lucas. Las Ventanas. Heaven.”KRISTIN CHENOWETH Actress and singer, “The Show Must Go On,” p. 68“Japan. I love to visit family and friends and shop for the newest nail products and fashion.”MEI KAWAJIRI Manicurist, “The Way Forward,” p. 46“Since I first discovered it, Fire Island…

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1 min
my likes

ON SET Hayek, in an Oscar de la Renta caftan, Chopard earrings and necklace, Pomellato rings, and Chanel High Jewelry ring, with hairstylist Miguel Perez at our shoot in England. FAVORITE MUSICIANS? “I love music, and there are so many! Celia Cruz, Prince, Natalia Lafourcade, Lana Del Rey, the composer Bach, Drake, Maluma, Kali Uchis, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Joep Beving.” BADASS WOMAN YOU ADMIRE? RBG. WARDROBE MUST-HAVES? “A Saint Laurent black blazer and some T-shirts that, the more they fall apart, the more I love them.” BEAUTY ESSENTIAL? “Lip balm. I always have so many different ones with me.” GO-TO DESIGNERS? Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Bottega Veneta. ULTIMATE ACCESSORY? “Platform high heels because they make you tall and can be comfortable.” UNFORGETTABLE RED-CARPET LOOK? “The one I wore when I was nominated for an Oscar. The dress I was planning…

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3 min
the start: the news in style

PUT IT IN PRINT Liven up your wardrobe with Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize’s collection for Parisian brand Karl Lagerfeld. Filled with funky patterns and earthy colors, the unisex pieces are sure to make getting dressed to go out again extra fun. Yeah, Totes Proenza Schouler débuts roomy canvas handbags under its laid-back, weekend-focused White Label. In other words, your day-to-day schlepping is about to look chicer. CLOSET CLASSIC William Okpo In the 10 years that sisters Darlene and Lizzy Okpo have been running this downtown-cool standby, their focus has remained consistent. “William Okpo is derived from our Nigerian upbringing in New York City,” they explain. “We imagine an immigrant with stellar style navigating the city streets—and this summer she’s wearing dramatic headgear and ecstatic colors.” CUTE LABEL ALERT Manifatura Founded by childhood friends Başak Ağaoğlu and Serdar Gizer, this…

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on demand: what we can’t stop thinking about this month

GIRL ABOUT TOWN Get on the go again with summer’s standout styles…

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